[Vwdiesel] Transmission talk for beginners -- ( filling a 5 speed).

William A. Thompson twogreek at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 30 16:52:27 EDT 2004

To all ... sometimes lurking doesn't result in my
musing questions answered definitively.
So ... what is experiences definitive advice as to
how much to fill the early '80s 5 speeds. If I
remember correctly ... mine took what the Bentley
specified (pg. 1-12) with the car level as on the
ground. It specifies 2.6 U.S. pints, 2.2 Imperial
pints ... I don't have conversions from that to
the liters you are talking about just to UK and
that's different it seems Bentley doesn't seem to
specify more or less for the 5 speed ... so are we
talking about more for the 5 speed than the 4 ...
or are we talking about what's needed to get some
up to the physically higher 5th gear ... or both?
Miser's block idea to account for it is a good
idea ... I just like to understand so I am not
doing a "monkey see ... monkey do."
Sandy's "The speedo gear on the jackshaft should
always be covered with oil (not visible)" is good
advice ... does that apply to all trannys?

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